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Heroin kills: A mother’s story

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Dollie, who lost two daughters to heroin addiction, and nearly lost a third, speaks with Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons prior to a Madison County Heroin Task Force meeting Friday, June 13 / Photo by Roger Starkey

It started with a pill. It ended with the death of two daughters and a mother clinging ferociously to her only remaining child. Dollie Cooper’s daughter Trisha, the youngest of three girls, was caught selling a pill when she was a freshman in high school. The probation officer asked Dollie, a registered nurse, to get […]

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